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Mar 22, 2011 5:30pm PDT
news tonight for some of the largest cities in america, and what it says about all of us. >>> and "making a difference." a woman on a mission to fight the battle of the bulge, one entire town at a time. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening, with cruise missiles and air strikes reigning down on his country, moammar gadhafi has not only survived any of the strikes that might have landed near him, tonight he appeared on libyan tv in front of a crowd of supporters in tripoli, vowing to be victorious in the end. the u.s. lost a jet there today, an older fighter jet, mechanical failure they say, and not a shootdown. both pilots are okay. but it could have ended much differently. and in the beginning stages still of this so far u.s.-led attack, a lot of people are wondering how this ends. we begin tonight with our pentagon correspondent jim miklaszewski. jim, good evening? >> reporter: good evening, brian. for american air crews, this is about as tense as it gets. and it took more than 12 hours to safely recover both of the do
NBC
Feb 28, 2011 5:30pm PST
in wisconsin with time running out. tonight, is there a deal to end the standoff? >>> america at the crossroads. all week long our reports here on america's changing economy. tonight, are we keeping up in the search for the next big thing? >>> and the winner is -- the good, the bad and the ugly at this year's oscars. and the amazing story behind the man behind the best picture. and the amazing story behind the man behind the best picture. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. the situation in libya is now a lot more serious where the u.s. is concerned. u.s. navy ships are being readied for a number of possible options here including possibly enforcing a no-fly zone. moammar gadhafi spoke again today on two television networks an interview the u.s. immediately called delusional. all this time the forces against him are closing in. we begin tonight with this elevation in the urgency on the part of the u.s. and others, and our chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell in our d.c. newsroom. andrea, good evening. >> reporter: good evenin
NBC
Mar 3, 2011 5:30pm PST
against drug smugglers. >>> "america at the crossroads." tonight why america's losing some of the best and brightest and how to keep them here. >>> and tired of it all. alarming news about a problem that impairs our economy, our health, our jobs, actually puts us in danger. health, our jobs, actually puts us in danger. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. the president of the united states is now on record. the longtime libyan leader needs to leave and change must now come to libya. this is how the president put it at the white house today. >> let me just be very unambiguous about this. colonel gadhafi needs to step down from power and leave. that is good for his country. it is good for his people. it's the right thing to do. >> of course, that brings us to the question about how to do that, how to finish what the libyan uprising has started. there's growing support for a so-called no-fly zone, but the defense secretary continues to warn americans that would first mean a u.s. air attack on libya. moammar gadhafi has lost control of
NBC
Mar 22, 2011 7:00pm EDT
their support for america. >> reporter: armed rebels took the american to a hotel in benghazi. from there, the airmen telephoned american forces who sent a helicopter to pick him up. meanwhile, u.s. and coalition forces continued their bombing campaign against libyan anti-aircraft offenses. in moscow today, the russian defense minister lectured robert gates over libyan reports that u.s. air strikes had killed civilians. gates fired bark. >> it's perfectly evident that the vast majority if not nearly all civilian casualties have been inflicted by gadhafi. >> reporter: the u.s. military is also scrambling tonight to meet president obama's deadline to turn over this no fly mission to coalition allies within days instead of bombing american warplanes, will provide overhead surveillance, radio jamming and refuelling. brian? >> jim miklaszewski starting us off from the pentagon. >>> let's go to our team on the ground inside libya, first to tripoli and jim maceda, who had a chance to inspect some of the bomb damage there. jim, good evening. >> reporter: we did get a chance to break the routine o
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Mar 1, 2011 5:30pm PST
. >>> america at the crossroads, what skills are folks going to need in this economy, and how to get them. tom brokaw with tonight's report. >>> "making a difference" for young superheroes. using the power of fun to help build strong minds. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. the white house reported some new numbers today about women in this country. and while in many ways women continue to pass men by, an old problem is just as bad, just as serious, and it continues to hold women back economically. while female students were something of a novelty at some colleges and universities just two, three generations ago, they're now the majority on campus. but then comes the problem, the pay gap in the workplace, and that hasn't changed. it's where we begin tonight with nbc news white house correspondent savannah guthrie. savannah, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. aides say this white house report compiles a mountain of federal data to provide a snapshot of where women are in 2011. the kind of project a white house hasn't undertak
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Mar 4, 2011 5:30pm PST
world. >>> plus, america at the crossroads. women on the verge of a comeback. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. if you look at the numbers, the news is good. not so good if you have to get gas this weekend. here's what we mean. it's in the form of today's economic news. unemployment is down to a rate of 8.9%. of course the administration today said this is proof their policies are working. the bad news, the revolt in nations like libya, where we'll be taking you in a moment, is driving up oil prices. up over $2.50 a barrel today to close now at over $104 a barrel. national average for a gallon of gas is now close to $3.50, but we'll also take you tonight to where high test is selling for $5 a gallon. so we have all three fronts covered tonight, from here to north africa, beginning with white house correspondent savannah guthrie on the numbers today making news. savannah, good evening. >> reporter: good evening to you, brian. after so many months of disappointment, finally today a jobs report that met expectations. there are signs
NBC
Mar 21, 2011 5:30pm PDT
america to stop gadhafi from firing on his own people. we have this all covered tonight with our correspondents throughout the region. we want to begin at the pentagon with our pentagon correspondent, jim miklaszewski. jim, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. u.s. warplanes and coalition aircraft are in the air again tonight over libya, on the prowl for targets of opportunity. libyan anti-aircraft fire lit up the skies over tripoli tonight. another futile attempt to defend against overwhelming american attacks. a dozen more cruise missiles pounded libyan military targets as u.s. marine harrier jets destroyed a convoy of armored vehicles south of benghazi. in chile today, president obama said the coalition assault was absolutely necessary to prevent the massacre of defenseless libyans by moammar gadhafi. >> a leader who has lost his legitimacy decides to turn his military on his own people. we can't simply stand by with empty words. >> reporter: in two days of intensive bombing, u.s. and coalition forces have wiped out most of libya's air defenses and safely establishe
NBC
Mar 31, 2011 6:30pm EDT
, the faintest hints of radiation have now turned up in america's milk supply. trace amounts of radioactive iodine 131 found in samples taken from california on march 28th and washington state on march 25th. but levels so low the epa says a sample taken from spokane would have to be 5,000 times higher to reach levels at which the fda would intervene. >> for parents out there, this is a speck of dust. you should not worry about it. the worry itself will be far worse than the dust of radiation we're talking about. >> reporter: the radiation most likely blew in from japan, fell over the countryside and was consumed by cows. still, despite the assurances, some skeptical parents are concerned. >> when they tell me not to worry anything, i probably comp. you can't really trust anything these days. >> reporter: earlier this week the epa reported it had found very low levels of radiation in the air over hawaii, alaska, california, washington state, idaho, nevada, even alabama. but it urged americans to keep it all in context saying, quote, radiation is all around us in our daily lives and these fin
NBC
Mar 5, 2011 5:30pm PST
nightly news continues this saturday, america at the crossroads, from college campuses to the office. it's not what's missing, it's who's missing. >>> later, making a difference, how one artist who sees a big picture is making kids' dreams come true. >>> all this wiek in our special series "america at a crossroads," we've been looking at how changes at home and across the world are affecting our economy. last night we told you about growing opportunities for women. tonight we want to look at the flip side of that success. the sizeable and growing number of men who show finow find them ill-prepared for the workplace. chelsea barely notices it anymore, but go to almost any college campus in america today, and you'll notice something missing. >> all of my neighbors are girls, all of them are students and girls. getting on a bus, you're surrounded by girls. >> reporter: where did all the men go? once the vast majority, they now make up just 40% of the nation's college students. that can make women at schools like the university of georgia sometimes feel like they go to an all-girls college.
NBC
Mar 6, 2011 5:30pm PST
, not only in the u.s. but throughout asia, africa, and south america that are all contributing to higher crude oil prices and consequently higher gasoline prices at the pump. >> reporter: those higher gas prices came as many were starting to feel better about the economy, but now any extra cash may be going right into the the tank. >> i think it's crazy. >> reporter: jason king spends $40 more a month on gas. >> pretty soon i'm going to have to start thinking about riding a bike or other means of transportation, definitely. >> reporter: in fact, those skyrocketing prices have some giving up the road for the rails. metro use in los angeles, up 10%. and across the country commuters are using the latest technology, smartphone apps and social media, to find the cheapest gas, anything to save a buck. >> everybody i know is trying to carpool and fill up the car as much as possible. >> reporter: gas prices hit a high in february, but in the weeks ahead spring is when prices typically rise the most. miguel almaguer, nbc news, los angeles. >> and as we mentioned at the top of the newscast, the ob
NBC
Mar 9, 2011 5:30pm PST
tomorrow is going to begin hearings looking into muslims in america. he says he's trying to find fanatics, trying to root out terrorism, but he has stirred a lot of people up. while he admits he's obsessed with 9/11 and while he runs the house homeland security committee, tonight he is defending himself and his own past association with a terrorist organization of another kind in another time. nbc news capitol hill correspondent, kelly o'donnell, has our report, starts us off tonight. kelly, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. king says there has been a vicious overreaction to what he plans to do at tomorrow's hearing. he says the public needs to know how big a problem it is that a small number of american muslims are being turned against the u.s. he's under pressure and having to answer for his own past ties to a controversial and even violent group. known for being accessible and media friendly during 18 years in congress, tonight peter king says he's caught by surprise. >> i'm not overly modest or shy but i really do not expect to become the center of attention on this. >>
NBC
Mar 28, 2011 5:30pm PDT
with the prospect of violence on a horrific scale. to brush aside america's responsibility as a leader and more profoundly our responsibilities to our fellow human beings under such circumstances would have been a betrayal of who we are. some nations may be able to turn a blind eye to atrocities in other countries. the united states of america is different. as president, i refuse to wait for the images of slaughter and mass graves before taking action. >> reporter: mindful of those worried about the u.s. getting involved in yet a third military conflict, the president emphasized that nato is now taking over command and control of the operation, and he also took on critics who have suggested the u.s. should do more to oust gadhafi. >> if we tried to overthrow gadhafi by force, our coalition would splinter. we would likely have to put u.s. troops on the ground to accomplish that mission, or risk killing many civilians from the air. to be blunt, we went down that road in iraq. thanks to the extraordinary sacrifices of our troops and the determination of our diplomats, we are hopeful about iraq's f
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Mar 26, 2011 6:30pm EDT
. >> reporter: no woman had ever been there before, the democratic candidate for vice president. >> america is the land where dreams can come true for all of us. >> reporter: geraldine ferraro became walter mondale's runningmate in 1984. >> vice president, it has such a nice ring to it. >> this is an exciting choice. >> reporter: what time labeled an historic choice, sudden thing for the new york congresswoman, daughter of an italian immigrant. >> i was a teacher, a prosecutor, spent six years in congress. i no the issues. >> pressed on her toughness. >> could you push the nuclear button? >> i can do whatever it is necessary in order to protect the security of this country. >> including that? >> yeah. >> reporter: gender became an issue and ferraro fought back. >> let me help you with the difference, ms. ferraro between iran and the embassy in lebanon. >> let me say first of all, i almost resent, vice president your patronizing attitude that you have to teach me about foreign policy. >> reporter: a landslide defeat that november when president reagan and vice president bush won re-election,
NBC
Mar 2, 2011 5:30pm PST
for a group from kansas that believes america is morally flawed and while the court said today many americans may feel the same way about that group, the constitution protects even messages that society finds offensive. the court sided with members of the tiny westboro kansas baptist church who has protested at hundreds of military funerals and claimed that u.s. war deaths were god's punishment for the nation's acceptance of gay rights. when they showed up at the funeral of matthew snyder, a marine killed in iraq, they carried signs that said "thank god for dead soldiers" and "god hates you." that outraged snyder's father who sued the group for emotional distress. but today the supreme court said the group demonstrated in a public place on issues of public concern and obeyed local laws, keeping them 1,000 feet from the church. writing for eight members of the court, chief justice john roberts said speech is powerful and can stir people to action, move them to tears of both joy and sorrow, and as it did here, inflict great pain, but he said the government cannot react to that pain by punishing
NBC
Mar 8, 2011 5:30pm PST
tonight, a big development involving one of america's best known brand names. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. it hasn't been stopped cold, but it has been slowed way down. this rebel uprising in libya that made such progress early on and seemed to be coming after moammar gadhafi is now under attack, and has slowed down. and while a lot of libya remains under rebel control. tripoli is holding as gadhafi territory. the military is attacking using real weapons against people, while the whole region may be changing, change may take a long time. and libya's long time leader has no plans to give up easily. we begin tonight again with nbc news chief foreign correspondent richard engel in tripoli. richard, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. gadhafi is using both brute force, killing his own people and trying to control journalists, all in an effort to stop this rebellion. air power and gadhafi's trained army are driving back, motivated but undisciplined rebels as they struggle to advance. in ras lanouf, an oil town on the m
NBC
Mar 20, 2011 5:30pm PDT
of the president of the united states and the president of brazil toasting. so even here in latin america, he can't escape the story on libya, lester. >> chuck todd with the president tonight. thank you. >>> here to share some military insight into all this now is retired u.s. army general barry mccaffrey, an nbc news analyst. let me ask you first, general, are we at war? this is obviously more than a no-fly zone patrol. is this war? >> it couldn't be. otherwise, the war powers act of 1973 would have been invoked. lester, what happened today was extremely good performance by the u.s. armed forces. clearly, we now dominate libyan airspace. that's a good thing. a good thing so that uk and france and u.s. fighter bombers can go take down his center of gravity, which is tanks, artillery, armored personnel carriers. and they started that, which is even better news. finally, admiral mike mullen this morning essentially said we are also going to take down his logistics system. so, for the time being, i think we've stopped gadhafi in his tracks. >> are there limits to the use of air power under these cir
NBC
Mar 23, 2011 5:30pm PDT
and team from benghazi tonight, thank you. >>> president obama now back in washington from latin america a few hours earlier than he had planned. chief white house correspondent chuck todd has been traveling all along with the president, he too back at the white house tonight. chuck, what is the white house doing in the face of what is starting to be domestic criticism of this? >> reporter: that's right. look, they cut it short a little bit because there was a planned photo op, tour of mayan ruins in el salvador and they cut that short in lieu of a longer briefing on libya. the white house is sensitive to this perception that during this five-day swing in latin america that somehow the president didn't look like he was on top of the libya situation. that said, within minutes that he landed on the ground, he was hit with bipartisan congressional criticism. speaker of the house john boehner sent the president a letter with what boehner says are a slew of unanswered questions on a mission he says is not clearly defined. former house speaker and leader of the democrats, nancy pelosi, put out
NBC
Mar 24, 2011 5:30pm PDT
. the president back in the white house after his trip to latin america met with his national security team today. as the pentagon announced the u.s. is drawing back from leading the operation. >> nearly all, some 75% of the combat air patrol missions in support of the no-fly zone are now being executed by our coalition partners. >> reporter: despite that claim, americans have been flying 70% of all combat missions this week, leading to questions from congress about america's role. in a letter to the president, house speaker john boehner complained that the administration has not clearly defined the libya mission. today press secretary jay carney responded, but would not let cameras record the briefing. >> and we have in a very substantial way consulted with congress and we'll continue to do that. >> reporter: even many democrats agree with the republican speaker that the president should do more to explain his goals. >> the boehner questions are valid. he's asking what's the duration, what's the mission, what's the cost, what's our exit strategy. and i think the president needs to answer these q
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Mar 29, 2011 5:30pm PDT
to artificial food colors. today the grocery manufacturer's of america insist there's no link to adhd, and we're always producing the safest possible product for our consumers. now an fda panel will decide whether food dyes are safe enough to remain on america's store shelves. tom costello, nbc news, washington. >>> tonight, the fbi's trying to figure out how it is a bullet hole's been discovered in a usairways 737 that last flew from philly to charlotte yesterday. it was discovered upon landing. officials tell nbc news it was a .40 caliber round that penetrated the skin of the aircraft. it was found inside. it appears from the angle of the trajectory, it entered the plane from above. they say there's no reason to believe it was anything other than a freak occurrence. >>> when we come back here tonight, our "making a difference" report on the people who sometimes beat the first responders in their rush to help. >>> it's time now for our "making a difference report." and in our line of work we show up at a lot of disasters. and often the first people we see arriving on the scene to jump in, he
NBC
Mar 30, 2011 5:30pm PDT
attempted something today other presidents have attempted. he set an ambitious goal for breaking america's reliance on foreign oil. white house correspondent savannah guthrie at the white house tonight with more on this. savannah, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. the president said today we americans have kind of a familiar pattern. we go from shock when prices go up at the pump to a trance when they go back down, never solving the underlying problems. like many presidents before him, he vowed today to change that. >> the president of the united states. >> reporter: under pressure with gas prices at home surging and unrest in the middle east spreading, president obama today outlined his plan to wean america off foreign oil. >> and we will keep on being a victim to shifts in the oil market until we finally get serious about a long-term policy for a secure, affordable energy future. >> reporter: the president's goal, cut oil imports by a third over ten years, by reducing u.s. consumption, greater use of clean energy, biofuels and natural gas, and by boosting oil and gas prod
NBC
Mar 19, 2011 6:30pm EDT
in france taking aims to say that the america was not taking the leading role. >> we did not engage in unilateral actions in anyway. she met with nato partners to discuss how to empleament the resolution. >> reporter: it was an extraordinary meeting here. it was the french precedent, nicholas sarkozi who made the announcement. >> aircraft are sending in planes attacking the town. >> what we are doing anecessary, legal and it is clinton called the role call and than ked the arab league. >> the arab league showed what meant it changed the diplomatic landscape. >> reporter: the leaders em emphasized there is still a way out for moammar gadhafi if he stops. they released this statement. some experts are concerned about the lack of a clear goal rega regarding moammar gadhafi. >> if you don't know how it is going to end you don't know how many resources to throw at it. in the end it will take longer because we haven'tticulated our objective in the area. >> reporter: he accept to his schedule in the most part. even toasting the president of brazil who was being feted by business leaders wh
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Mar 19, 2011 5:30pm PDT
america i asked him to describe the obama doctrine. he had just been on three different continents at that time. he said he wasn't ready to call at it doctrine. what he said two years ago is what played out today. no more junior partners or senior partners on the international stage. doesn't mean the u.s. won't lead on a set of principles but he want these multilateral coalitions and not just a group of countries but getting it legally basically getting the legal justification from institutions like the united nations and the arab league both of which we saw today. in many cases this is a blueprint for what an obama administration how they would have handled a rwanda or sudan. >> let's take a close are look at what the coalition forces were aiming at. more than 20 tar fwets the pentagon identified 11 of them around tripoli and other towns in western libya. joining us now we tired u.s. army general barry mccaffrey. >> very impressive operation. 1110 toma hawk missiles joined by one british submarine. the notion is create a benign environment so the british and french fighter bombers
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Mar 23, 2011 6:30pm EDT
'd want to get. thank you. >>> president obama now back in washington from latin america a few hours earlier than he had planned. chief white house correspondent chuck todd has been traveling all along with the president, he too back at the white house tonight. chuck, what is the white house doing in the face of what is starting to be domestic criticism of this? >> reporter: that's right. it's becoming a public relations issue for this white house. they cut short this vacation by -- excuse me, this stop in latin america by a couple of hours because he was going to do a tour of mayan ruins. instead of that, he had a longer briefing on libya. the white house, though they publicly won't say it, they are sensitive to this perception that he didn't look like he was on top of the libya situation while he was doing this five-day tour of latin america. but he comes home to growing criticism from bipartisan members of congress. speaker of the house john boehner, just minutes after the president landed, hit the president with a letter of what he says are a slew of unanswered questions for what
NBC
Mar 15, 2011 5:30pm PDT
images coming out of japan continues to fuel fears on america's shores. kristen welker, nbc news, los angeles. >>> and now a reality check from our own chief medical editor, dr. nancy snyderman. nancy, i have these pills here. i just read the label, it says use as directed in the event of a nuclear radiation emergency. despite the advice from good doctors like yourself, people shouldn't just take these. it looks like we have a run on them anyway? >> we have a run on them. this is a case where people would be better off taking that money and donating it to the japanese who need it. because that money is not money well spent. these pills are for those who may go into harm's way and be exposed to radiation. it blocks the ingredient that could cause thyroid cancer. the real kirj concern is for people who right now think this wave is going to come to california. you've heard the experts say no. taking this could put you in harm's way, that is, if you are allergic to shell fish, you are a pregnant woman or have problems with iodide. this may not be safe at all. i think the bigger concern is
NBC
Mar 5, 2011 6:30pm EST
. >>> when nbc nightly news continues this saturday, america at the crossroads, from college campuses to the office. it's not what's missing, it's who's missing. >>> later, making a difference, how one artist who sees a big  picture is making kids' dreams come true. bonnie, turn up the volume. your baby sister has something to say. [ male announcer ] this intervention brought to you by niaspan. so now your doctor's talking about plaque building up in your arteries -- she called it coronary artery disease. you think that's something you can just stick in an email and that's the end of it? do you know me? look, bonnie. i know you've been exercising and eating a healthier diet. and that's great. but you wrote that your doctor also wants you on this cholesterol medicine -- niaspan. i know -- another pill. i get it, i do. but i am not taking no for an answer. [ male announcer ] if you have high cholesterol and coronary artery disease, and diet and exercise are not enough, niaspan, along with diet and a bile acid-binding resin, is fda-approved not only to slow down plaque buildup but to a
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Mar 15, 2011 6:30pm EDT
of japan continues to fuel fears on america's shores. kristen welker, nbc news, los angeles. >>> and now a reality check from our own chief medical editor, dr. nancy snyderman. i hold in my hand the pills we've been talking about. we have a run on these, despite a bunch of physicians telling people, don't take these just to take them. they're for exposure. >> i would urge every american who has bought them today to think about the money being spent better giving it to the japanese people. it gets into the thyroid gland, blocks the bad radiation and prevents thyroid cancer later on. that's what it's intended for, not after the fact. the concern is based on what you heard on this program. this radiation is not going to get to the california shore. it's not going to be necessary for people to take this. the concern right now is for those people in japan who are in the heart of it, who may be faced with radiation sickness. and those symptoms are the kinds of things we should worry about. nausea, vomiting, exhaustion, hair loss, skin cancers and a lot of those people you talked about earlier,
NBC
Mar 28, 2011 6:30pm EDT
, especially timely on a night when the president talks about america's military mission in another far-flung part of the world. many of america's military, active duty, are also parents deployed far from home. nbc's kevin tibbles reports tonight from the great state of minnesota on one group that makes a difference by keeping the kids on the ice. >> reporter: in the game of hockey, the blue line is the last line of defense. protecting it helps ensure victory. just as protecting a way of life at home helps the families of those serving overseas. sandra hyman's husband is in afghanistan. >> my son really gets it. the other day he was talking about how he was worried that daddy was going to get hurt by a bad guy. >> reporter: in hockey-mad minnesota, defending the blue line is a program that helps ensure children don't have to quit just because mom or dad is away. >> oh, he scores! >> we're doing everything we can to make sure that their kids stay on the ice. >> reporter: kids are provided transportation, training, even equipment. >> these are brand new. >> yep. >> reporter: often too exp
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